Butter Tart Squares, as seen on Mary Makes It Easy, Season 1.
Recipe courtesy of Mary Berg

Butter Tart Squares

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min (plus cooling time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 9 large or 16 small bars
These butter tart squares are so sweet and gooey. A pastry crust makes them so easy and SO good — and so much quicker than butter tarts.





  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray and line with parchment paper to overhang the sides.
  2. For the pastry: Add the flour, sugar and salt to a large bowl or the bowl of your food processor and mix/pulse to combine. Add the melted butter and mix until moist and crumbly. Transfer to your prepared pan and press into the bottom and about 1/2 centimeter (1/4 inch) up the sides.
  3. Dock the crust all over with a fork and bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, for the filling: Whisk together the sugar, corn syrup, maple syrup, eggs, melted butter, vinegar, vanilla extract and salt in a large bowl.
  5. Sprinkle the crust with the pecans and raisins and pour over the filling. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until the filling is just set but still a bit wobbly.
  6. Cool to room temperature before removing from the pan and slicing into squares.